"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3

Thursday, September 1, 2011

2 Months Already

Yesterday the baby turned two months old. It was a long, eventful day, and he and I were both worn out by the end of it.

The day started out peaceful enough. The seven year old read the shirt and commented, "Well, slightly used."

I can't believe how much he's grown in a month - and how much he's changed. He's very expressive now and "talks" to me all the time :) We get lots of smiles now too, when we visit with him.

And just look at that belly! He weighed 11 pounds 7 ounces at the last appointment - on the 28th.

But this wasn't an average day for him. Remember I mentioned having blood tests done the other day? Well, they turned out okay, but we're trying to diagnose some problems he's having, and they ordered a heart echo test - basically an ultrasound of his heart. He's had some episodes of blueness around his mouth, and our angel care monitor has gone off a few times (it beeps if the baby is too still for 20 seconds). He's also had some episodes of being really shaky, and they think that the two might be separate issues. Anyway, with the echo, they were looking to see if he has a heart murmur. We won't have the results until next week, but we were told that if there had been anything obviously wrong they would have called us that day. They also said they couldn't hear one, and our lab work was good, so that's encouraging.

He thought all the attention was great :) Not to mention that they laid him on blankets from the warmer.

He was wide awake and very "talkative."

He really liked the lady doing the test. She really liked him too. She was great. They had told us that it was supposed to take 90 minutes to complete the test, but she was done in 35. Then she sat there and played with him for awhile. :)

He cooperated for most of the test. He didn't get fussy until she started doing the views that are more uncomfortable - pushing hard on his belly, and then on his neck right under his chin.

He was pretty wiggly though.

Can you see those arms moving? She said there might be a some things the cardiologist won't be able to rule out because the views weren't good. All the pictures were sent to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City to have a pediatric cardiologist read them. There is a possibility that we may have to see that doctor when she comes to Jackson Hole at the end of the month, just so she can get a better look. But we were lucky in two ways. First, the technician said he did better than most babies, and most of the views were really good. And second, if we do need to see the cardiologist, she comes here this month. She only goes to Jackson once per quarter, so our timing is good ;) that is, if there is ever a good time to need to see a cardiologist...

Anyway, after going to Jackson for the test, we had to rush home to allow the 20 year old to use the car to get to Utah for some military stuff he had to do on the spur of the moment. Then we had teen group, and I ended up being the only adult that could make it. I hadn't planned on going, given the chaotic day, so the baby hadn't been nursed when I found out it would only be me. But it all worked out in the end. But, I was definitely worn out! I think teens wear me out more than the little guys. ;) As if that wasn't enough, my husband decided he needed a haircut before we go on our trip (leaving in a couple hours) and it had to be done last night. The two year old needed one too, so at 10 pm, we started two very quick haircuts. More on that in the next post!

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